Dr. J.C. Willke
President, Life Issues Institute
President, International Right to Life Federation
Physician, author, lecturer, TV and radio personality and expert in human sexuality.
Dr. Willke served for then years as president of the National Right to Life Committee. He founded the International Right to Life Federation 18 years ago and remains its president. He is the president of the nationwide educational Life Issues Institute. His daily one-minute radio comments, Life Jewels, are carried on in over 700 outlets in English, 410 more in Spanish and 300 in Portuguese.
Dr. Willke practiced medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio for 40 years, where he was on the senior attending staff of Providence and Good Samaritan hospitals.
Dr. and Mrs. Willke are authors of their fourth generation book, Abortion Questions & Answers: Love Them Both. These succeed the seven editions of their classic books, Abortion Questions and Answers and Handbook on Abortion, between them the most widely read books in the world presenting the scientific case for the unborn. He has also written Abortion and Slavery, History Repeats; and most recently, Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia, Past & Present. Dr. and Mrs. Willke are the authors of six other books in the field of human sexuality. Their works have been translated into 30 languages.
They have authored other videos, audio/visual slide sets, pamphlets, movies, brochures and CDs.
Dr. Willke has appeared on almost every major network in the United States.
He and his wife, Barbara, have lectured in 65 countries. He is listed in 12 different regional and national Who's Who editions.
President, Campaign Life Coalition (Canada)
Vice-President, International Right to Life Federation
In 1978, Jim interrupted a successful 10-year career in his own wholesale/importing business to become the Toronto Chairman of Campaign Life. In 1982, Jim was elected President of Campaign Life Canada. In 1987, he became the President of Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) Canada, which was created from the amalgamation of Campaign Life and Coalition for Life.
CLC is a national pro-life organization working at all levels of government in Canada to secure full legal protection for all human beings, from conception(fertilization) to natural death. It is the political branch of the pro-life movement in Canada, working with the grassroots to get pro-lifers elected to public office and defeat pro-abortion candidates and incumbents. CLC is also actively involved at the international political level, representing pro-life and pro-family Canadians.
In March 1983, Campaign Life Coalition founded The Interim, Canada's only pro-life, pro-family newspaper. Fr. Paul Marx, O.S.B., founder of Human Life International said this about The Interim, "No pro-lifer can afford not to read Canada's outstanding pro-life newspaper . . . . In my judgment, it's the finest pro-life newspaper in the world." The Interim started the Internet-based Lifesite Daily News in 1997.
In 1994 CLC became involved at the United Nations and has since obtained official UN recognition as an NGO (non-governmental organization). CLC has sent participants to various UN conferences regarding a variety of issues including population & development, human settlements, social development, sustainable development, women, adolescent and children's rights as well as more specific issues such as the International Criminal Court.
Jim has worked over the years to build a stronger sense of unity among pro-lifers, championing a closer cooperation between the educational, service and political organizations.
President, Cry for Life (The Netherlands)
Bert Dorenbos holds an M.A. in Economics and is the president of Schreeuw om Leven (Cry for Life) in the Netherlands. He also serves as the treasurer of the International Right to Life Federation.
Bert Dorenbos started his career as assistant C.E.O. of the real estate project
development company of the Amsterdam Rotterdam Bank in The Hague, was director of the EO, the Evangelical Broadcasting Company in The Netherlands, for more than 12
years. In 1985, he took the initiative with his wife to start the organization
Schreeuw om Leven (Cry for Life). He has served as the president of the organization since its inception. Cry for Life is supported by almost 100,000 people in the Netherlands. He is also treasurer of the International Right to Life Federation, of which Dr. J.C. Willke is the president.
Cry for Life is an action and media-oriented foundation that attempts to inform the public about life issues. Cry for Life organizes prayer vigils at abortion clinics, educates the press and politicians, as well as counsels women dealing with unwanted pregnancies or the after-effects of abortion
Jack Willke - President
Jim Hughes - Vice-President
Bert Dorenbos - Treasurer